MIDTESOL Distinguished Service Awards – Nominations Open!

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MIDTESOL wishes to celebrate extraordinary service to our organization. The Distinguished Service (formerly “Pat-on-the-Back”) Award honors an individual’s dedication to and leadership in MIDTESOL. The selected recipient will be awarded a life-time membership and recognition at the MIDTESOL Conference in October. Nominations may be made only by organizational members of MIDTESOL. No current member of the MIDTESOL Board is eligible for nomination. Include the ... Read More »

TOBELTA Online Conference on Assessment

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Belgium English Language Teachers’ Association (BELTA) and TESL Toronto have joined forces for a summer web conference focused on Assessment in Language Teaching, taking place August 7-8, 2015. Plenary speakers for the event include Jeremy Harmer and Luke Meddings. Jeremy is one of the most well known names in English language teaching and has written coursebooks, methodology titles and graded readers. He currently ... Read More »

edcamp Global Coming July 31!

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edcamp Global is coming July 31-August 1! This free, 24 hour online-only event uses a variety of mediums such as Twitter, Google Hangouts, Periscope, and Google Classroom. A wide range of topics will be covered, focused mostly around technology in education settings. However, there are a few sessions specifically targeted to working with ELLs. Visit the edcamp Global website for the scheduled sessions and information ... Read More »

Join TESOL in Cancun!

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Innovations and Breakthroughs in English Language Teaching A TESOL Symposium in Cancún, México Join TESOL International Association in examining how English language teaching and learning have changed since the beginning of the 21st century. Explore current breakthroughs and innovations that have shaped the classroom of today through practice-oriented, interactive sessions. When? Wednesday, 4 November 2015 Note: This event will precede MEXTESOL’s 42nd ... Read More »

MIDTESOL Matters Summer 2015 Issue Published

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The Summer 2015 issue of MIDTESOL Matters, our affiliate newsletter, is now available. This issue includes: State by State Updates Details on Upcoming Regional Conferences Explore EdTech with Socrative More! Click here to download your PDF copy. Read More »

MIDTESOL Student Essay Winners Announced!

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We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 MIDTESOL Student Essay contest. There were 15 submissions for Best ESL Student Essay (adult learners) and 21 for Best High School Essay for a total of 36 submissions. Best High School Essays 1st place: Rachel Chun, 10th grade, Ames High School, Ames, IA. Sponsoring Teachers: Shaeley Santiago and Kendall Schuldt 2nd place: Lynn Nguyen, ... Read More »

CELTA Training Coming to Missouri State University

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Are you interested in teaching overseas? Missouri State University is now proud to offer the CELTA, a world-famous 120-hour English teaching certificate program from University of Cambridge English Language Assessment Our first course will take place July 13-August 14, 2015 Some highlights of the CELTA are: Classes on a variety of topics like Classroom Management, Teaching Skills, Lesson Planning, Adapting ... Read More »

14th Annual Cambio de Colores Conference

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Latinos in the Heartland: Shaping the Future: Leadership for Inclusive Communities University of Missouri-Kansas City June 10-12, 2015 Cambio de Colores is a multistate conference about integration of immigrants in new destinations in the Midwest. It is a professional development opportunity that engages practitioners, researchers, and those working with immigrant communities in sharing experiences and knowledge that facilitate the integration of ... Read More »

I International Colloqium on Languages & Cultures in School and Society (Spain)

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Registration is now open for the I International Colloquium on Languages and Cultures in School and Society, to be held in Soria, Spain, July 1-3, 2015.  The deadline for early registration is May 30th, 2015. The Colloquium is organized by the School of Education, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California, and will revolve around the following topics: Individual, school and ... Read More »

Call for Papers: Technology & Second Language Learning Conference in Iowa

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The annual Technology for Second Language Learning (TSLL) conference brings together researchers, developers and practitioners who are interested in improvements and innovations in the uses of technology in language learning. This year, the conference will focus on phraseology and formulaic language. Phraseology and the study of formulaic language encompass any research and teaching practices that explore multi-word units of language ... Read More »